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F-16C/D Wheels (Block 40 and Later)

Published: September 4, 2022
Company: Brengun

This set supplies drop-in replacement wheels for 1/72 F-16 C/D Block 40 and later kits.

As you would expect from Brengun, the wheels are very finely cast featuring realistic tread pattern, raised lettering and other markings on the sidewalls and sharply detailed brake pads and wheel hubs. I compared them to the wheels of a Tamiya F-16CJ kit and as shown in the photos, the detail on the… more

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AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispensers

Published: August 20, 2022
Company: Brengun

The AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispenser system is a defensive system fitted to many current military aircraft. It is used to dispense flares or chaff or both to counter the tracking systems of incoming missiles and has been in use since the mid-to-early 2000’s by the United States and many other countries.

This set from Brengun provides the chaff/flare dispenser portion of the AN/ALE-… more

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Yak-1B Exhausts

Published: August 18, 2022
Company: Quickboost

As you would expect from Quickboost, the exhausts are very finely cast, and feature hollowed out ends for each exhaust stack which will greatly improve the look of the exhausts on your model.

To get an idea of how the parts would look in use, I painted them Testor’s Metalizer non-buffing steel and then dusted them with a reddish-orange pastel powder.  All that is left is to dust them… more

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Pe-2 Exhaust

Published: August 18, 2022
Company: Quickboost

This set supplies drop-in replacements for the kit exhausts for Zvezda’s Pe-2 kit. The set includes two sets of exhausts, left and right for each engine, and the coversheet lists the original kit part numbers that are being replaced by the new exhausts.

As you would expect from Quickboost, the exhausts are very finely cast, and feature hollowed out ends for each exhaust stack which… more

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A-4F Skyhawk Landing Gear

Published: May 22, 2022
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

This set is designed to provide replacement parts for Hobby Boss’ 1/72 A-4F Skyhawk kit. As with most of SAC’s landing gear sets, the metal parts are intended to be one-for-one replacements for the kit parts. The set consists of the nose gear strut, port and starboard main gear struts and retraction/extension arms for all three of these.

Like the kit part, the nose wheel is cast with… more

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MiG-25 PU

Published: April 1, 2022
Company: ICM

ICM has continued its series of MiG-25 “Foxbat” kits with probably the ugliest variant of all, the two-seat trainer. Unlike the other trainers built by the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau where the trainer version was created by extending the cockpit aft to make room for an instructor’s seat and controls, for the MiG-25 trainer an entire new nose section was added in front of the existing… more

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F-14A/B/D Ventral Fins

Published: April 1, 2022
Company: Hauler Brengun

This set provides replacements for the ventral fins for the F-14 Tomcat in 1/72 scale. As the ventral fins remained the same throughout the Tomcat’s production run, they can be used on the F-14A, the F-14A+/B and the F-14D. The set is generic in that it is not designed to be used just on one particular manufacturer’s kit.

To simplify production and especially maintenance and supply… more

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Bombers at Suez – The RAF Bombing Campaign During the Suez War, 1956

Published: February 18, 2022
Book Author(s): John Dillon
Company: Helion & Company

The book is volume 38 of Helion & Company’s Middle East@War series and looks at the participation of RAF’s medium and heavy bombers in Operation Musketeer, the Suez War of 1956. The book includes over seventy black and white photographs and seven pages of color profiles depicting the markings of some of the Canberra and Valiant squadrons that participated in the campaign and aircraft of… more

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Skybreak – The 58th Fighter Squadron in Desert Storm

Published: February 18, 2022
Book Author(s): Mike Guardia
Company: Magnum Books

Mike Guardia is a veteran of the United States Army and the author of a number of military history books. His most recent book, Skybreak takes a look at the operations of the 58th Fighter Squadron of the United States Air Force during Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Following Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in the fall of 1990, the 58th Fighter Squadron was one of the many USAF units… more

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MiGs in the Middle East Volume 2: Soviet-Designed Combat Aircraft in Egypt and Syria 1963-1967

Published: February 13, 2022
Book Author(s): David Nicolle & Tom Cooper
Company: Helion & Company

The book is volume 37 of Helion & Company’s Middle East@War series. While Volume 1 examined the delivery and use of Soviet designed combat aircraft in Egypt, Iraq and Syria, Volume 2 is limited to just Egypt and Syria and covers the time period from mid-1963 through mid-1967, ending right before the 1967 war. The book includes over one hundred black and white photographs, one page of color… more